Events

PAYOUT STRUCTURE

  • 85% PAYBACK. 100% PAYBACK FOR BIG BASS POT. TOP 3 FINISHERS OR 10% OF THE FIELD
  • 1ST PLACE
  • 2ND PLACE
  • 3RD PLACE

​10% OF ENTRY FEES GOES TOWARDS THE ANGLER OF THE YEAR CHECK, PRESENTED AT THE END OF THE SEASON
GUARANTEED $1,000 TO FIRST PLACE AT EACH TRAIL EVENT.

Approved Watercraft

KAYAKS AND CANOES ONLY

​NO GASOLINE MOTORS, NO TUBES, NO PONTOON STYLE WATERCRAFTS

COAST GUARD APPROVED PFD MUST BE WORN WHILE ON THE WATER

360 VIEW LIGHTS MUST BE USED IF ON THE WATER IN THE DARKANGLERS MUST FOLLOW ALL STATE WATERWAY LAWS AT ALL TIMES.

ANGLERS MAY LAUNCH 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO TOURNAMENT START TIME BUT MAY NOT FISH UNTIL OFFICIAL START TIME.

PRIOR TO EACH TOURNAMENT THERE WILL BE A CAPTAINS MEETING THAT WILL GO OVER SPECIFIC RULES AND SAFETY FOR THAT BODY OF WATER.

​PREFISHING CUTOFF TIME IS 4PM THE FRIDAY BEFORE THE EVENT.PHOTO STANDARDS
CATCH-PHOTO-RELEASE (CPR)

MEASURING DEVICE MUST BE CLEARLY VISIBLE IN THE PHOTO.
* APPROVED MEASURING DEVICES ARE THE HAWG TROUGH AND KETCH BOARD.

MARKS MUST BE CLEARLY VISIBLE IN PHOTO. NO ALTERED BOARDS UNLESS PREAPPROVED BY TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR.

COMPETITORS WILL SUBMIT THEIR PHOTOS TO TOURNEYX. BEST 5 FISH, (THE TourneyX APP WILL AUTO CULL FOR YOU AND UPDATE YOUR SCORE LIVE.) See How It Works

SUBMISSION STANDARDS

  • FISH MUST BE FACING LEFT
  • THE FISH’S EYE MUST BE VISIBLE
  • MOUTH CLOSED AND IN CONTACT WITH FENCE
  • END OF TAIL IN CONTACT WITH MEASURING DEVICE
  • UNIQUE IDENTIFIER CLEARLY VISIBLE
  • DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF EACH FISH SUBMITTED TO JUDGES FOR SCORING MUST MEET THESE CRITERIA:

    A. UNIQUE–EACH DIGITAL PHOTO SUBMITTED BY THE SAME COMPETITOR IN EACH EVENT MUST BE OF A DIFFERENT FISH. SUBSEQUENT DIGITAL PHOTOS OF THE SAME FISH SUBMITTED BY THE COMPETITOR IN AN EVENT WILL BE DENIED.

    B. VISIBLE/LEGIBLE–EACH PHOTO MUST BE IN SHARPLY FOCUSED AND CLEAR ENOUGH FOR A JUDGE TO:

    I. VERIFY THE CORRECT IDENTIFIER FORM AND EVENT ID CODE. INABILITY OF THE JUDGE TO VERIFY WILL RESULT IN DENIAL OF PHOTO.
    II. VERIFY THE FISH’S CONDITION. VIOLATION WILL RESULT IN DENIAL OF PHOTO.
    III. VERIFY THE FISH’S LENGTH. JUDGE WILL SCORE FISH AT THE GREATEST LENGTH OF WHICH HE IS CERTAIN.
    IV. VERIFY WHETHER THE BASS’ JAW OR LIP, OR THE REDFISH’S NOSE, IS IN CONTACT WITH THE MEASURING BOARD FENCE. INABILITY OF THE JUDGE TO VERIFY WILL RESULT IN A PENALTY OF 1 INCH.
    V. EXCEPT WHERE COVERED BY HAND OR FINGERS, THE ENTIRE FISH, FROM ITS MOUTH/JAW TO THE TIP OF ITS CAUDAL (TAIL) FIN, MUST BE VISIBLE IN PHOTOS. IF EITHER END IS COVERED OR CROPPED OFF, THE PHOTO WILL BE DENIED.

    C. CENTERED—CAMERA LENS POSITIONED DIRECTLY OVER THE CENTER OF THE FISH’S BODY, WHICH CONTRIBUTES TO ACCURATE MEASUREMENT BY JUDGES. PHOTOS TAKEN AT A LOW ANGLE IN ORDER OBSCURE AN OPEN MOUTH MAY BE DENIED OR PENALIZED AT THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR’S DISCRETION.

    D. FIRST-GENERATION—EACH DIGITAL PHOTO MUST BE A FIRST-GENERATION IMAGE (NOT A PHOTO OR SCREEN-SHOT OF ANOTHER PHOTO). VIOLATION WILL RESULT IN DENIAL OF PHOTO.
    PHOTOS SUBMITTED FOR SCORING THAT, IN JUDGES’ OPINIONS, CONTAIN EVIDENCE OF A POSSIBLE DISQUALIFYING INFRACTION—INCLUDING PHOTOS THAT APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN CROPPED OR MODIFIED (E.G, IMAGE ENHANCED OR FILTERED) IN SUCH A WAY AS TO OBSCURE INFRACTIONS—WILL BE ACCEPTED WITH A SCORE OF 0.01″ AND A NOTE INDICATING THE NATURE OF THE INFRACTION IS EMAILED TO THE COMPETITOR. THE TOURNAMENT OR SERIES DIRECTOR WILL REVIEW ALL SUCH PHOTOS AND WILL MAKE ANY DISQUALIFICATION RULING. THE DIRECTOR MAY ALSO CONTACT COMPETITORS TO REQUEST SUBMISSION OF ORIGINAL UN-CROPPED, UN-FILTERED PHOTOS FOR FURTHER REVIEW AND VERIFICATION. FAILURE BY COMPETITORS TO RESPOND OR REFUSAL TO SUBMIT THE ORIGINAL PHOTO WILL RESULT IN DENIAL OF THE PHOTO.

    E. IDENTIFIABLE—OFFICIAL KBF IDENTIFIER FORM ABOVE, BELOW, OR BESIDE THAT FISH(NOT COVERING ANY PORTION OF THE FISH, UNLESS ATTACHED TO THE COMPETITOR’S HAND OR ARM). NEITHER A HAND-DRAWN FORM NOR AN IMAGE OF THE KBF IDENTIFIER FORM ON A SMART PHONE ARE PERMISSIBLE. VIOLATION WILL RESULT IN DENIAL OF PHOTO.

    F. BACKGROUND—COMPETITOR’S WATERCRAFT CLEARLY VISIBLE IN THE PHOTOGRAPH. VIOLATION WILL RESULT IN DENIAL OF PHOTO.

    G. HAND POSITION—IN BASS COMPETITION, HAND OR FINGER(S) MAY BE IN CONTACT WITH THE CAUDAL PEDUNCLE (FLESHY, SCALED PART OF THE BASS’ BODY AT THE BASE OF THE CAUDAL FIN) BUT NOT TOUCHING ANY PORTION OF THE CAUDAL FIN (TAIL FIN). VIOLATION WILL RESULT IN A 1-INCH DEDUCTION IN SCORE